“What is the FCC hiding?” Pai still won’t release net neutrality server logs

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at a press conference on October 1, 2018, in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Mark Wilson ) The Federal Communications Commission has once again refused a New York Times request for records that the Times believes might shed light on Russian interference in the net neutrality repeal […]

Supreme court won’t hear appeal over Obama-era net neutrality rules

Net neutrality just secured a court victory… unfortunately, it won’t make much of a difference in the near future. The US Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a 2016 DC court ruling that upheld the FCC’s Obama-era net neutrality rules, leaving the earlier decision intact. The brief notice didn’t explain why the […]

Net neutrality delay: Calif. agrees to suspend law until after court case

Enlarge / California State Capitol building in Sacramento. (credit: Getty Images | joe chan photography) California has agreed to delay enforcement of its net neutrality law until after litigation that will determine whether states can implement their own net neutrality rules. California’s net neutrality law was slated to take effect on January 1, 2019. But […]

Entire broadband industry sues Vermont to stop state net neutrality law

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | eccolo74) The nation’s largest broadband industry lobby groups have sued Vermont to stop a state law that requires ISPs to follow net neutrality principles in order to qualify for government contracts. The lawsuit was filed yesterday in US District Court in Vermont by mobile industry lobby CTIA, cable industry lobby […]

Up to 9.5 million net neutrality comments were made with stolen identities

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC, the day of the FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality rules. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) The New York attorney general’s office is widening an investigation into fraudulent net neutrality comments, saying it estimates that up to 9.5 million comments […]

New study dissects FCC net neutrality commenter backgrounds

A new study out of Stanford University has found that while nearly every unique comment filed in response to the FCC’s proposal to repeal net neutrality opposed the agency’s plan, net neutrality support was geographically widespread and spanned party lines. The FCC’s comment system has attracted quite a bit of criticism, with many reports detailing […]

Comcast complains it will make less money under Calif. net neutrality law

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) California’s net neutrality law will cause “significant lost revenues” for Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company said in a court filing this month. Comcast described the net neutrality law’s potential impact on its ability to charge online service providers and network operators for network interconnection. “The paid interconnection provisions will harm […]

Trump administration defends FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules

(Reuters) — The Trump administration defended the Federal Communications Commission repeal of landmark open internet rules known as net neutrality, urging a federal appeals court to reject a challenge. In a 167-page court filing late on Thursday, the Justice Department and FCC urged the court to reject the suit filed by 22 states, the Distric…Read […]